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Playing the chimes

Did you enjoy a recent concert, but didn't recognize all of the songs? Click on the links below to view playlists from the past week.

As a nod to tradition, the chimesmasters play the Cornell Changes, affectionately known as the Jennie McGraw Rag to begin each day. This piece was originally requested by the first Cornell President Andrew D. White. The midday concert concludes with the Alma Mater, and the day ends with the Cornell Evening Song (which shares its tune with the German carol Tannenbaum). These songs are not listed below because their placement is the same within each concert. Composers are listed when known.

If you do not see the song/concert that you are looking for, please email chimes@cornell.edu.

Sunday - December 9th, 2018

Evening

  • Paradise / Coldplay
  • Marche Slave / Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
  • Estudio no. 6 / Sor, Fernando
  • Davy Jones (from "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest") / Zimmer, Hans
  • Be Thou My Vision (Slane) / Irish Traditional

Afternoon

  • Over the Rainbow (from "The Wizard of Oz") / Arlen, Harold
  • Puff, the Magic Dragon / Yarrow, Peter
  • An Ancient Folk Song -- The Bellman's Suite / Lee, Richard H. (RHL '41)
  • America the Beautiful (Materna) / Ward, Samuel A.
  • Wearing of the Green

Saturday - December 8th, 2018

Evening

  • Happy Birthday
  • Ave Maria / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Jingle, Bells / Pierpont
  • Inochi no Namae (The Name of Life) (from "Spirited Away") / Hisaishi, Joe
  • Alma Mater APO edition
  • I'll Make a Man Out of You (from "Mulan") / Wilder, Matthew

Afternoon

  • Gift to be Simple
  • Hey, Soul Sister / Train
  • Harvest Home Hornpipe / Traditional
  • Looney Tunes
  • Say Something / Great Big World, A

Friday - December 7th, 2018

Evening

  • Little Passacaglia for Bells / Korpell, Herbert S.
  • Scarborough Fair / Canticle / Simon, Paul
  • Hedwig's Theme (from "Harry Potter") / Williams, John
  • In the Mood / Garland, Joe

Afternoon

  • Build Me Up, Buttercup / McCauley, Tony
  • Summertime / Gershwin, George
  • My Heart Will Go On (from "Titanic") / Horner, James
  • In My Life / Beatles, The
  • Give my Regards to Davy / Cohan, George M.
  • Crew Song -- Cornell / Wood

Thursday - December 6th, 2018

Evening

  • Silent Night to Descant
  • Blowing in the Wind / Dylan, Bob
  • Sleigh Ride / Anderson, Leroy
  • El Cuarto de Tula / Gonzales, Sergio Eulogio
  • Antioch (Joy to the world) / Handel, George Frideric

Afternoon

  • Canon / Pachelbel, Johann
  • Chervona Ruta (Red Rue) / Ivasiuk, Volodymyr

Wednesday - December 5th, 2018

Evening

  • I Vow to Thee, My Country / Holst, Gustav
  • Sweet Caroline / Diamond, Neil
  • Music of the Night (from "The Phantom of the Opera") / Lloyd Webber, Andrew
  • Godfather - Theme from / Rota, Nino

Afternoon

  • La Campanella - Rondo from Violin Concerto No. 2 / Paganini, Niccolo
  • Charette à Velor / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • When You Wish Upon a Star (from "Pinocchio") / Harline, Leigh
  • The River is Wide

Tuesday - December 4th, 2018

Evening

  • We Shall Overcome / Tindle, C. A.
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing / Johnson, J. Rosamund
  • Cornell Alma Mater
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Hymn
  • Fanfare for the Common Man / Copland, Aaron
  • Edelweiss (from "The Sound of Music") / Rodgers, Richard

Afternoon

  • Snow / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Till There Was You (from "The Music Man") / Wilson
  • Bring Him Home (from "Les Misérables") / Schönberg, Claude-Michel
  • Maria (from "West Side Story") / Bernstein, Leonard
  • Menuet from First Partita / Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Do you hear the people sing (part of "Les Misérables" medley) / Schönberg, Claude-Michel

Morning

  • Symphony No. 7 - II - Allegretto / Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • In Dreams (from "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring") / Shore, Howard
  • The Swan / Saint-Saëns, Camille
  • Haikri Folk Dance, A / Cantilina, Keiran (KKC '15)
  • Time to Say Goodbye / Sartori, Francesco

Monday - December 3rd, 2018

Evening

  • Balamb Garden, from "Final Fantasy VIII" / Uematsu, Nobuo
  • Pallet Town Theme (from Pokemon Blue/Red/Yellow) / Masuda, Junichi
  • Ship of Sleep and Remorse (from "Xenogears") / Mitsuda, Yasunori
  • Singing of the Gentle Wind (from the game Xenogears) / Mitsuda, Yasunori
  • Siege of Madrigal, from "Halo" / O'Donnell and Salvatori
  • Breezy (from Final Fantasy VIII) / Uematsu, Nobuo
  • Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful) (Come Hither, Ye Faithful)
  • The First Noel (Nowell)
  • First Nowell (Noël) with descant
  • Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (Bethlehem) / Mendelssohn, Felix
  • Mendelssohn with descant (Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (Bethlehem)) / Mendelssohn, Felix
  • Silent Night (Stille Nacht) / Gruber, Franz
  • We Three Kings of Orient Are / Hopkins, John Henry
  • Greensleeves
  • God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
  • Ode to Joy -- Symphony No. 9 / Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Silver Bells
  • Here Comes Santa Claus
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Veni, Veni, Emmanuel)
  • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day / Marks, John
  • While Shepherds Watched (Methfessel)
  • O Holy Night / Adam, Adolphe
  • Caroling, Caroling / Burt, Alfred
  • Regent Square (Angels from the Realms of Glory) (Christ is Made the Sure Foundation) / Smart, Henry
  • A Merry Christmas
  • Sleigh Ride / Anderson, Leroy
  • Variations on a Christmas Theme (Il est Né) (He is Born)
  • Bethlehem (O Little Town of Bethlehem) / Barnby, Joseph
  • Do You Hear What I Hear / Regney, W.
  • Trepak (from the Nutcracker Suite) / Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
  • Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Marks, John
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus / Handel, George Frideric
  • Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) / Torme, Mel
  • Gloria (Iris) (Angels O'er the Fields A'circling) (Angels we have heard on high)
  • Away in a Manger / Luther, Martin
  • Antioch (Joy to the world) / Handel, George Frideric
  • Cornell Evening Song with descant
  • Cornell Evening Song - TMC Descant / Czebiniak, Taras (TMC '06)

Afternoon

  • Bohemian Rhapsody / Queen
  • Memory (from "Cats") / Lloyd Webber, Andrew
  • Angels We Have Heard on High (Gloria) (Angels O'er the Fields A-Circling)

Morning

  • Send in the Clowns (from "A Little Night Music") / Sondheim, Stephen
  • I Whistle a Happy Tune (from "The King and I") / Rodgers, Richard
  • Oklahoma! (from "Oklahoma!") / Rodgers, Richard
  • You've got a friend in me / Newman, Randy

Sunday - December 2nd, 2018

Evening

  • Sixth Hour Chime / Jenkins, Keith (KGJ '93)
  • Bare Necessities (from "The Jungle Book") / Gilkyson, Terry
  • The Riders of Rohan (from "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers") / Shore, Howard
  • Kiss from a Rose / Seal
  • The Hills are Alive (from "The Sound of Music") / Rodgers, Richard
  • Amazing Grace
  • O Danny Boy
  • Good King Wenceslas / Cantiones, Piae
  • Away in a Manger / Luther, Martin
  • Christmas Carol / Cross
  • Christmas Bells (G major) / Cross
  • Wonder Tidings
  • From Every Spire on Christmas Eve / Coles, George
  • Love Came Down at Christmas / Whitney, M. C.
  • Wake and Tune Your Youthful Voices / Southwick
  • Sing Noël (Chantons, Berger, Noel, Noel) (Shepherds, Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep)
  • Il est Né le Divin Enfant
  • The Infant King
  • Myn Lyking / Terry, R. R.
  • Up! Good Christian Folk and Listen / Cantiones, Piae
  • Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) / Torme, Mel
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful) (Come Hither, Ye Faithful)
  • No Room in the Inn (When Caesar Augustus had raised a tax)
  • When Blossoms Flowered (Jesu Bambino)
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (Noel) / Sullivan, A.
  • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let it Snow! / Styne, Jule
  • Home for the Holidays / Allen, Robert
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Veni, Veni, Emmanuel)
  • Antioch (Joy to the world) / Handel, George Frideric
  • Carol (It Came Upon a Midnight Clear) / Willis, Richard Storrs
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem (St. Louis) / Redner, Lewis Henry
  • Gloria (Iris) (Angels O'er the Fields A'circling) (Angels we have heard on high)
  • White Christmas / Berlin, Irving
  • The First Noel (Nowell)
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / Blane, Ralph
  • Ring, Christmas Bells (Carol of the Bells) / Leontovich, Mykola
  • Ode to Joy -- Symphony No. 9 / Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (Bethlehem) / Mendelssohn, Felix
  • Wizards in Winter
  • Chinese Dance (from the Nutcracker Suite) / Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
  • Silver Bells
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Marks, John
  • Greensleeves / Traditional
  • Cornell Evening Song with descant
  • Cornell Evening Song - TMC Descant / Czebiniak, Taras (TMC '06)

Afternoon

  • Both Sides Now / Mitchell, Joni
  • Love Story Theme / Lai, Francis
  • Seventy-six (76) Trombones (from "The Music Man") / Wilson, Meredith
  • Oh, Pretty Woman / Orbison, Roy
  • I Left My Heart in San Francisco / Cory, George

Morning

  • Away in a Manger / Luther, Martin
  • Grasswalk / Shigihara, Laura
  • thank u, next
  • Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from "The Phantom of the Opera" / Lloyd Webber, Andrew

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